Allyn Aglaïa

Writer and curator in Paris.


Contemporary art & continental philosophy. 

Thesis on Arte Povera and apophaticism.


Publications: The New YorkerThe New York TimesGuernica, The Atlantic, Longreads, The Atavist, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Los Angeles Times, Very Vary Veri of the Harvard School of Design, The Berlin Quarterly, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, National Geographic, The Washington Post, NPR, Reuters, The Common, Nataal, Fractal Revista Cuatrimestral, [applied] Foreign Affairs Design Lab at the University of the Applied Arts in Vienna,  Moon Man MagazineDust MagazineHappening Arts, etc.


Working with OFFSCREEN and Galerie La Patinoire Royale Bach

Formerly co-curator of the Material Photographies Research Group and the Conservation Lab.

Formerly with PhotoSaintGermaine, and with Rolf Art at Paris Photo

Previously curated and facilitated exhibitions in Lagos and New York & symposia and events, in person and online, for entities including the UN and the African Artists Foundation.  


PlayaUcross Foundation, London Listening Academy of the Listening Biennial, Coolidge Fellow at Auburn Seminary and the Association for Public Religion and Intellectual Life, and my house in Lagos became an impromptu residency home to rotating scholars, artists, healers, etc and when I left I passed it, with its library and its methods, to the next generation.


Writing a thesis on Arte Povera and Apophaticism in the Division of Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School under the supervision of Avital Ronell

Additional studies: Art History at L’École du Louvre; Contemporary Art Theory at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; Curation at the Salzburg Academy of Fine Arts; Contemporary Art and Theory at Ashkal Alwan; Writing with Sabrina Orah Mark; Photography at Haverford College and the University of Pennsylvania.


 allyn [dot] aglaia @ gmail [dot] com 

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